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noun silver pronunciation in British English /ˈsɪlvə(r)/ 
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] a light grey bright metal used for making jewellery, coins, silverware, etc

    mining for gold and silver

    1. a.
      [uncountable] forks, knives, and spoons made from silver

      Mrs Gruber laid the table with the best silver.

    2. c.
      [singular/uncountable] silver coloured coins, or coins made of silver

      He had some loose silver in his pocket.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] a light grey colour

    There were glints of silver in his thick dark hair.

  3. 3
    [countable/uncountable] a silver medal

    Thomas won the silver in the Olympics.

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